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Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (10 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: It would be not only otiose but rather self-indulgent of me to rehearse the arguments so skilfully advanced by the noble Baroness, Lady Miller, in support of this amendment. Your Lordships will recall that yesterday evening I spoke to Amendment 46, which sought to promote the alternative solution, which was to take the Government's preferred objective of using the Inquiries Act occasionally...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (10 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: Before the noble Baroness responds, would the Minister consider two propositions? The first, with which I am sure he would agree, is that judges are very good at making the kind of decisions to which he referred. I would say to the noble Lord: "Trust the judge". Secondly, as a fallback position—and I am not suggesting that this is one we would advance on Report—there may be room for both...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (9 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: I have considerable sympathy with the amendments tabled by the noble Baroness, Lady Miller, but tonight is certainly not the time to make a final decision about these matters. I have tabled Amendment 46, which sets out what we require as the minimum amendments necessary to the Inquiries Act to make it a viable vehicle for the purpose that the Government appear at the moment to intend. I am...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (1st Day) (9 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: I say with great respect to the Minister that he appears to be putting up more and more smoke in response to the questions that have been posed by various of your Lordships. This has got nothing whatever to do with increasing resources, either centrally or locally. It has simply got to do with the functioning of Clause 3. Clause 3 can only function—the directions can only sensibly be...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (1st Day) (9 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: I am most grateful to the Minister for replying in the way that he has. I shall re-table this amendment on Report, in the expectation that something quite concrete will be coming forward from the Government then. Meanwhile, I beg leave to withdraw the amendment. Amendment 5 withdrawn. Amendment 5A Moved by Baroness Finlay of Llandaff 5A: Clause 3, page 3, line 6, at end insert— "(4A) When...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (1st Day) (9 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: I am most grateful to all those who have spoken in this debate and to the Minister for what he has said so far. I should like to understand, as precisely as I can, the Government's position on this matter. It is quite clear from Clause 3 that they are convinced that it will be necessary, from time to time, to give directions to coroner B for a case to be transferred to coroner A for all the...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (1st Day) (9 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: The amendment would insert a sixth subsection in Clause 3 between subsections (1) and (2). As your Lordships can see from the text of the Bill, Clause 3(1) reads as follows: "The Chief Coroner may direct a senior coroner (coroner A) to conduct an investigation under this Part into a person's death even though, apart from the direction, a different senior coroner (coroner B) would be under a...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (1st Day) (9 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: I am most grateful to the Minister for his response, both to my amendment and to the other amendments in this group. I should perhaps make it clear that the Opposition are, broadly speaking, sympathetic to both Amendments 2 and 3. In fact, when listening to the Minister's response to Amendment 2, I was struck by the recollection that on many occasions in legislation Secretaries of State are...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (1st Day) (9 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: I beg leave to withdraw my amendment. Amendment 1 withdrawn. Amendments 2 and 3 not moved. Clause 1 agreed. Clause 2 : Request for other coroner to conduct investigation Amendment 4 Moved by Baroness Finlay of Llandaff 4: Clause 2, page 2, line 31, at end insert— "( ) A senior coroner shall inform the Chief Coroner if completion of an investigation is likely to take more than 12 months...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (1st Day) (9 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: As your Lordships will see, the amendment seeks clarification from the Government that the jurisdiction of the coroner is determined by the location of the body; in other words, the location of the death is irrelevant. If a body comes to rest in a particular coronial jurisdiction, no matter where the death occurs, that coroner is seized of his responsibilities. I believe I need say no more...

Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL]: Report (3rd Day) (19 May 2009)

Lord Kingsland: My Lords, I apologise to the Minister for misinterpreting the expression on his face when I spoke on this matter earlier. I accept that, given the way in which "sustainable development" has been defined in other parts of the Bill, the wording of Amendment 121 is inappropriate. I was extremely pleased to hear him speak to the amendment that he tabled in conjunction with my noble friend Lord...

Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL]: Report (3rd Day) (19 May 2009)

Lord Kingsland: My Lords, I have an amendment in this group which broadly endorses what the noble Lord, Lord Wallace, has just said. My particular concern is with Clause 149(2)(b), which, roughly, seeks to balance the social and economic benefits of exploiting the sea fishery resources with the need to protect the marine environment. My amendment would add to Clause 149(2)(b) the expression, "in a way which...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Second Reading (18 May 2009)

Lord Kingsland: My Lords, the Minister described this Bill to your Lordships' House as "wide-ranging". We take the view that it could be broken up into several Bills and that it would probably, as a consequence, get better scrutiny. I prefer to call this Bill a miscellany or even a farrago, redolent of Mr Churchill's famous pudding. However, I want to start off on a positive note. The Minister announced that...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Second Reading (18 May 2009)

Lord Kingsland: My Lords, I am most grateful to the Minister. I was not about to make a constitutional point about the inappropriateness of making such an announcement; I was simply using the press release to explain to your Lordships' House—for those noble Lords who have not read it—what the right honourable gentleman, Mr Straw, said. He stated that, "following further discussions in the House and with...

Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL]: Report (2nd Day)(Continued) (12 May 2009)

Lord Kingsland: 113ZA: Clause 114, page 69, line 22, at end insert— "( ) In considering whether it is desirable to designate an area as an MCZ, the appropriate authority must take account of all relevant scientific evidence. "Evidence" includes predictions and other opinions resulting from the consideration of evidence by any person."

Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL]: Report (2nd Day)(Continued) (12 May 2009)

Lord Kingsland: My Lords, I speak to this amendment only to respond to the Minister's observations in the course of the debate that we have recently undertaken. Given the very firm way in which the Minister stated that Clause 114(1) ineluctably required the contents of my amendment to be respected, I am surprised that he is not prepared to make that crystal clear in the Bill. However, given his statement, I...

Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL]: Report (2nd Day)(Continued) (12 May 2009)

Lord Kingsland: My Lords, I shall speak to my Amendment 113ZA, which is included in this group. Before I do so, I would like to express sympathy for the amendment tabled by the noble Baroness, Lady Young, as a number of your Lordships have done. I presume that the Government are able to include Clause 114(7) in the Bill only because European Community law in the context of MCZs is not as demanding as in the...

Privy Counsellors — Question for Short Debate (12 May 2009)

Lord Kingsland: My Lords, I, too, add my congratulations to the noble Lord, Lord Rodgers, on introducing this topic today. He seemed to focus, to a considerable degree, on the distinction—it is an important distinction—between the functional role of privy counsellors and the honorific role. The list of privy counsellors, which now exceeds 500, we are told, plainly contains members who fall into both...

Privy Counsellors — Question for Short Debate (12 May 2009)

Lord Kingsland: My Lords, it may be that the debate is being dealt with in a specific way in which case I apologise for talking so long; but it does rather go to the core of our constitution. My understanding is that if a dinner debate overran then the Bill would start after the debate was over. I can think of many dinner debates in the past that have continued for two or two and a half hours. I am not...

Privy Counsellors — Question for Short Debate (12 May 2009)

Lord Kingsland: My Lords, can I just deal with that point, please? I am most grateful to my noble friend for intervening. I ought to have paid full credit to my noble friend for what he did. I think the changes were completed in 1981 or thereabouts. I suppose that it was the first time since the guillotine resolutions were introduced in the 1880s that there was a real fight-back in another place against the...


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